Lego-Style Building Blocks Could Be The Future Of Architecture


The Information Age

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Kite Bricks wants to create buildings more quickly and cheaply by using concrete blocks that slot together like Lego.

Aside from being one of the most popular kids’ toys of the past 50 years, Lego has even proved useful in the adult world, with the company’s Lego Serious Play program enabling product designers to come up with creative prototypes using the simple building blocks. We recently saw OLLA offer modular furniture for kids inspired by Lego, and now Kite Bricks wants to create real-life buildings more quickly and cheaply by using concrete blocks that slot together.

The foundation of the system is the Smart Brick, which is made of high-strength concrete and looks just like a piece of Lego. It has raised knobs on the top and recesses on the bottom that enable each piece to simply slot on top of the other. Instead of…

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